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W.P. Harrison

W.P. Harrison

Federal (USV)


William P. Harrison

(? - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Lindina, he enlisted in Company K, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US Army hospital at Smoketown, MD near the battlefield, but he died there of his wounds on 20 (or 21) September 1862. He was reinterred from Smoketown to the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. His service from the Adjutant General,2 who says he was killed outright at Antietam on 17 September. Details from a list in the New York Times of 5 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph in the Scott D. Hann Collection.


09/20/1862; Smoketown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3608]

2   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. I, pg. 534  [AotW citation 21884]